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BEHOLD the Allerlei of the Class of 1910! We 
modestly leave it to our readers to say, "Best ever," 
for it is our book, full of OUR life and our fun. Take 
it for just what it is worth to you. Get out of it as much 
interest and fun as you can, and, for the rest, — per- 
haps someone else will find something of value in that. 


Hearts full of love and admiration dedicate this book to her, 
whose siueetness and grace have ever been an in- 
spiration and a blessing to us. 

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History, Philosophy, Economics 


English Literature 


Latin, Greek 


Physical Sciences 


Assistant in English 


Drawing, Painting, History of Art, House Decoration 


Director of Household Economics, Cooking 


Se%uing, Dress-Making 



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Nerve 'Training 


Reading, Expression 




Assistant in Pianoforte 


Voice Culture 


Associate in Voice Culture 


Organ, Harmony, Chorus Singing 




Guitar, Mandolin 


Resident Nurse 


Physical Training 



Military Drill 


Book-Keeping, Penmanship 






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Tell Master 

Charlotte Wright Alley, Pasadena, California. 

"Sober, steadfast and demure." 

Constance Ella Blackstock, Shahjahanpore, India. 

"A temper candid, manner unassuming, 
Always correct, yet ever un presuming." 

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Anna Louise Conant, 

Plainfield, New Jersey. 

"With the patience of the angels." 

Annie Maude Crowe, 

Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

"Music can touch beyond all else 
The soul that loves it best." 

Frances Glenn Ebersole, 

Avondale, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

"Though deep, yet clear; though 
gentle, yet not dull." 

Louise Burrows Funkhouser, 

Evanston, Illinois. 

"If to her share some trifling error fall, 
Look on her face, and you'll forget 
them all." 


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Amanda Byrd Hexter, 

Victoria, Texas. 

"A wild rose blushin to a brook 
Ain't modester nor sweeter." 

Edith Houghton, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 

"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, 
And all her paths are peace." 

Florence Ramona Hudson, 

Westfield, Massachusetts. 

"Good and true, and jolly, too." 

Stella Marx, 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 

"A shadow of annoyance 
Never came near thee. 

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Louise Ballentine Paisley, 

New York, New York. 

"Her loveliness I never knew 
Until she smiled on me." 

Elsa Rheinstrom, 

Avondale, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

"Fashioned so slenderly, young, and so 
small — 
An intellectual all-in-all." 

Blanche Richmond, 

Matoona, Illinois. 

A light heart lives long. 
A charming personality is much to be 

Maria Louise Riker, 

Harrodsburg, Kentucky. 

In arguing, too, she owned her skill. 
For vanquished, she could argue still." 


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Caroline Kraemer Steinmetz, 

Reading, Pennsylvania. 

"For if she will, she will, you may depend 
on 't; 
And if she wont, she wont, and there's 
an end on 't." 

Florence Swartwout, 

Port Jervis, New York. 

"Where good sense lurks 
And wisdom galore 
We hope there 's good luck 
For her always in store. 

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Edna Jeanette Wald, 

Birmingham, Alabama. 

"A daughter of the gods, 
Divinely tall." 

Dorothy Virginia Wells, 

Greenfield, Massachusetts. 

"A contented spirit is the sweetness of 

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Edna Keen Wheaton, 

New Bedford, Massachusetts. 

''Favors to none, to all she smiles extends. 
Oft she rejects, but never once offends." 

Katherine Hill Wheeler, 

Crookstone, Minnesota. 

"Not forward, but modest and patient in 

Mary Bushnell Wythe, 

San Jose, California. 

"With the kindest of hearts 
And the noblest of minds." 

Mentor pell 

Alia garoo garoo garoo 

Wahoo bazoo 

Hi — x, y — x 
Hika pika dama nika 

M. D. C. C. C. C. I X 

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Bits from a §3>emor's Btarp 

September 25, 1905. Lasell Seminary. 

At last my dreams have been realized, and here I am at a "sure enough" boarding 
school. I know I will like Lasell — how could I help it when everybody is so agree- 
able ? I've been classified as a Freshman, and now there lie before me four bright 
years of school life. I am beginning, already, to feel very loyal to my class, and I've 
been quizzing an old girl who was a Preparatory last year. She says the class only 
consisted of seven members, and that very little of importance happened. But this 
year we feel as though we must organize, and show who we are. 

September 27, 1905. 

Last night we had our first class meeting and elected our officers from our lucky 
number of thirteen. We have decided to show our sister class, 1907, how much we 
think of her by always showing her the greatest respect. I am more delighted than 
ever with school, and I have resolved not to become homesick. 

June 6, 1906. 

How quickly this school year has sped by! I can hardly realize that, next Septem- 
ber, we will no longer be Freshmen, but brave Sophomores. 

September 25, 1906. 

Back again! How pleasant it is to be an "old girl," to go up and speak to all 
the new girls, and to try to make them feel at home. I've just returned from our 
first class meeting. We certainly have a fine class, and I don't think we could have 
elected better officers than these: President, Gertrude Leonard; Vice-President, 
Helen Andrus; Secretary, Yolande Morrison; Treasurer, Marceline Freeman. 

June 9, 1907. 

"Home, sweet home" now seems a real thing, and before long I will be with all 
my folks. Commencement was a grand success. Two years gone, and two more 
remaining! I can hardly realize it. 

September 25, 1907. 

Alia garoo, garoo, garoo, 

Wah hu, bah zoo, 

Hyex, yex, hika, pika, domonlca 

M. D. double C, double C, IX. 

You should have seen us to-night: we had our first class meeting and elected 
Florence Swartwout, President; Frances Ebersole, Vice-president; Louise Paisley, 
Secretary; Esther Starr, Treasurer, and Florence Rogers, Yell Leader. Isn't that 

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just great! Our class colors are red and gold and our flower the red rose. We were 
so proud of our new officers that we wanted to go out and give our yell, but it was 
raining so hard that we returned very shortly; however, it was after nine-thirty, 
and we had to go to Miss Potter's room. She was very pleasant, and excused us on 
condition that we promise to go straight to bed. 

October, 1 90 7. 

We certainly had a good time to-night. Since we knew the Seniors expected us 
to come out in our class pins we disappointed them, wearing large safety pins with a 
bow of red and gold ribbon instead. Of course they were greatly astonished. I 
must study now. 

February 15, 1908. 

I've just come up-stairs after spending a most enjoyable evening. The Seniors 
gave an affair which was perfectly fine. As yesterday was St. Valentine's Day they 
used red hearts in abundance for decoration, and the "gym" looked beautiful. 

February 29, 1908. 

Well, I'd never believe any one who said '09 doesn't know how to entertain, and 
I'm sure no one could deny that our affair to the Seniors last night was a great success. 

June 9, 1908. 

Commencement Day! and to think that we are nearly Seniors! Hurrah! lean 
almost see myself in a cap and gown. 

To-day we most calmly took possession of the "Deer House." It now is dressed 
in a new coat of red paint, brilliantly decorated in passementrie in the shape of '09. 
We are the first class which has ever taken the " Deer House "in June. Last night 
the Seniors gave us a toy automobile, and told us we should catch up. I doubt if 
they will think we need it when they see the "Deer House." 

September 26, 1908. Kar anion House. 

How strange it seems to write Karandon House! What a lovely place it is, though ! 
We are undoubtedly the happiest company of Seniors that dear old Karandon ever 
sheltered, and I do wish we could be Seniors for more than one year! 

To-night we had class election. Florence Swartwout is President; Charlotte Alley, 
Vice-President; Edith Houghton, Secretary; Dorothy Wells, Treasurer, and Florence 
Hudson, Yell Leader. 

October 23, 1908. 

I'm wearing my cap and gown as I write this: it is the most fascinating piece of 
wearing apparel that I have ever donned. This morning we got up bright and early, 
put on our Senior garb and, by the time grace had been said at breakfast, '09 proudly 
walked into the dining-room clothed in flowing black gowns. It was simply too 
exciting for words. 

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November 28, 1908. 

The Sophomores gave us an affair to-night which was very original and character- 
istic of our dear, kind-hearted sister class. 

December 13, 1908. 

We wore our class-pins to-day and they were muchly admired. 

June 30, 1909. 

To-night the Juniors will be the guests of '09 and I certainly hope the entertainment 
will be a success. I was thinking to-day of the pleasant class history we have had 
so far. My sincerest wish is that we may be equally as successful during the remainder 
of our school life at dear Lasell. Even after our Commencement is over, we will 
all have our red rose to guide us, and we cannot fail to be faithful and loyal to our 
Alma Mater. 

pernor ^ong 

If you ask us why we Seniors took the crimson for our choice 
And why each loyal classmate in its beauty does rejoice, 
Our hearts would all make answer, "It's a sign of courage bold, 
And we will ever love her, the crimson and the gold." 

While in Life's work we're striving, our courage ne'er will fail, 
1 hat firmness still surviving, we're never known to quail; 
We'll ever be courageous and all stand firm in line 
And our red rose will guide us, this class of nineteen-nine. 


Some want the purple, some the blue, 
And some their honest green. 
We're to the gold and crimson true, 
The fairest ever seen. 

When it is waving o'er us 

It is a glorious sight; 

It's our grand old gold and crimson 

And we triumph in its might. 



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Sfuntor Class 







RUTH BALCH, Viee-President ELEANOR WARNER, Sergeant-at-Arms 


f)onorarp Jftember 

^em&er£ of €\&$$ 

Lucy A. Aldrich 
Ellen Avery 
Louise R. Balch 
Olive E. Bates 
Reva L. Berman 
Amy F. Brannan 
Julia E. Crafts 
Julia DeWitt 
Margherita Dike 
Mary A. Gallaher 
Mildred V. Goodall 
Marion L. Hale 
Julia B. Hamilton 
Martha R. Hazelet 
Dorothy A. Jones 
Eleanor R. Laurens 
Irma F. Levi . 
Mary S. Lumbard . 
Elizabeth P. Martin 
Ina M. McLean 
Elizabeth E. Mattison 
Alice L. Preston . 
Hannah E. Proctor 
Ella A. Puchta 
Myra H. Schofield 
Mildred Snyder . 
Jennie G. Stanton 
M. Cornelia Stone 
Susan Stryker 
Julia M. ter Kuile 
Marguerite B. Vicary 
Eleanor E. Warner 
Josephine L. Woodward 
Charlotte Wythe . 

. Flint, Michigan 
Peoria, Illinois 
Marshalltown, Iowa 
Hanover, Massachusetts 
San Antonio, Texas 
Cleveland, Ohio 
Greenville, Maine 
. Newark, New Jersey 
. Chicago, Illinois 
Santa Barbara, California 
. Sanford, Maine 
South Glastonbury, Connecticut 
. Utica, Montana 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 
Jamestown, New York 
Charleston, South Carolina 
Birmingham, Alabama 
Oak Park, Illinois 
Upper Montclair, New Jersey 
Miles City, Montana 
Pasadena, California 
Pasadena, California 
Millbury, Massachusetts 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Newtonville, Massachusetts 
New Orleans, La. 
Milford, Delaware 
Kankakee, Illinois 
Duluth, Minnesota 
Montvale, New Jersey 
Canton, Ohio 
Duluth, Minnesota 
Denver, Colorado 
San Jose, California 

Clje fltstorp of tfjc Class of 1 9 1 

ONE bright spring day in the year 2910, when the air was 
fragrant with the perfume of newly awakened flowers, 
and melodious with the joyous twittering of many songsters, 
I found myself walking over the ground which historians say was 
formerly the site of a flourishing city named Auburndale. The 
history of this one-time city had always held a fascination over me, 
and with many others I had wondered what the cause of its mys- 
terious decay and death could have been, for this was a question 
no one had yet been able to solve. 

Despite the beauty and charm of the day, my thoughts sped 
back to those unfortunate people. Here upon this very hill which 
I was climbing, a famous seminary was said to have stood; and 
here the scattered foundation stones were still to be seen lying 
desolately about. As I stood musingly looking at them my attention 
was attracted by a small square of iron, rusted almost beyond 
recognition, which lay partially covered by the earth. The shape 
somehow suggested to me the lid of a box, and I hastily pried it up 
with a convenient bit of stick lying near. It was indeed a box! My 
curiosity was now at white heat, and opening it — a difficult task — I 
saw to my astonishment that it contained a mass of crumpled and 
moldy paper, which, when I finally investigated, disclosed a yellow 
and badly stained roll of parchment. This I seized and, sitting 
down on a grassy mound close by, proceeded laboriously to decipher 

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it. The outside was inscribed: "The History of the Class of 1910, 
of Lasell Seminary." This surely was worth while! With inten- 
sified curiosity I unrolled the thing, to find therein what follows: 

"The Class of 1910! How has the knowledge of its intellectu- 
ality, originality, ceaseless activity and energy spread far and wide! 
From the very moment of its entrance to Lasell, this class above all 
its predecessors has been a source of constant amazement to every- 
one. Far different from the conventional, bashful Freshman, 
radiating greenness, this score of girls has ever impressed beholders 
with their grave dignity and the orderly way in which they have 
conducted their class meetings. Even the first of these assemblies 
demonstrated the superior grade of girls who on that occasion 
elected their officers and transacted the other business of the hour. 
This over, they, in the days succeeding, gave themselves to the 
pursuit of knowledge with a seriousness which suggested their 
complete understanding of the fact that they had a notable career 
to run. 

"In the fall of 1907, with new classmates, fresh inspirations, 
loftier ideals, a further climb was begun. And now occurred an 
innovation, — these Sophomores, having chosen the motto 'Perpetual 
Motion,' surprised everyone by announcing their officers even be- 
fore the juniors had done so. 

"But that was merely a beginning! Who can ever forget the 
conflict that took place on the occasion of the first Freshman meeting! 
All classes, especially the Juniors, soon found their eyes opening 
wide with amazement at the deeds of the Sophomores, and many 
times they could not hide their astonishment, their incredulity. 
This was always obvious when the Seniors and Sophomores gave 
any evidence of their 'strike,' as the Juniors scornfully termed the 
bond between the two classes. Upon such occasions as the appear- 
ance of each Senior wearing flowers no Junior had sent, of the 
Sophomore song and dance in honor of the Seniors, in the gymnasium 
on Washington's Birthday, and above all, upon the day when the 
Seniors so delightfully entertained the Sophomores at Karandon 
House, the juniors attempted to assume an indifferent, don't-care 
look. Alas! poorly did they succeed! And when they were not 
told the secrets of the Senior Table, and the new class-pins, which 

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even the Sophomores knew about, they were distressed and mortified 
beyond expression. 

"The entire school buzzed with excitement when the class of 1910 
gave further proof of their originality and flaunted before envious 
eyes the blue and gold of their class banners, and then jaunted off 
to Wellesley one night for a final lark before parting for the summer. 

" After their summer rest, the class showed increased ardor, 
activity and daring. The Seniors were dumfounded, the day after 
school opened, to hear the Juniors announce their officers, their 
meeting having taken place in one of the recitation rooms, while 
the assembled but unwitting Senior class sat in the next. This 
convinced the Seniors that they would have to keep a careful watch 
over this class, and as a result they grew quite imaginative. One 
night, so they say, the Juniors actually tried to paint the Deer 
House. A watchful Sophomore had seen sundry Juniors carrying 
cans of paint! Evidently the Sophomore was dreaming; but it 
was in no dream that the entire school saw the Seniors guarding 
their treasure, and carrying — not cans of paint, but pails of water. 
And the cause of all the excitement ? Merely the Junior serenade, 
which took place at nine o'clock on that same evening! 

" When the Seniors somewhat doubtfully surprised the Juniors, 
and appeared in caps and gowns one morning, the Juniors very 
genuinely surprised the Senior class by wearing red roses in their 
honor, and by presenting the Seniors with violets, that evening, as 
they passed into the dining room, between a line of blue and gold 
girdled Juniors. 

" Many wondered at the radiant countenances of the Juniors one 
day in November when they entered the dining-room. If they could 
have caught the joyous whispers that circulated among them, this 
is what they would have heard: 'We may have the Allerlei! We 
may have the Allerlei!' It was true! Perseverance and a good 
reputation had won, and once more the Allerlei was to lend its 
lustre to the career of a Junior class. 

"And thus this class went on. Always busy and on the alert, 
always actively interested in something. In January " 

Here, to my disappointment, the writing on the yellowed page 
was entirely obliterated by damp and mold, and try as I would I 

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could decipher nothing further in the annals of this wonderful class. 

Long I stood there, my thoughts busy with the past. I saw, 
in fancy, this class finishing its junior and senior years with honor, 
all doing homage to its brilliance, in admiration and amazement, 
and as I thought upon its final departure from the old school, very 
vividly I realized what dejection and melancholy must surely have 
settled upon the place after its glorious exit. Suddenly it dawned 
upon me that quite possibly the withdrawal of such a distinguished 
body of pupils was the very cause of the decadence and ultimate 
death of the school, and indirectly of the town itself. Lasell could 
never again have been the same after this class had left its halls; 
it had lost forever the inspiration and idealism imparted by the 
diligence, enthusiasm and activity that had distinguished the Class 
of 1910; it had lost something which had marked it as superior to 
all other schools, and thus gradually ceased to exist, so that in a few 
years only its memory remained. The town, too, though probably 
after the manner of small towns in like circumstances, it had always 
maintained its independence of Lasell, might very possibly have 
found the greatest and most abundant source of its life withdrawn, 
so that its activities narrowed down to a humdrum round, from 
which its bored citizens soon withdrew for fields of greater interest 
till finally the town of Auburndale too, was extinct. 

And this Class of 1910! What had it done when it entered the 
world after its fruitful years of preparation ? Had it always been 
an inspiration, an ideal, as it had been at Lasell? Alas! I could 
not know, but I felt deep within me that the answer could not be 
other than affirmative, and that many of its names, had one the 
leisure and the means of research, would be found to-day carved 
high on the Pillar of Fame. 

Class Yodel: O-o-e-la-den, e-la-den, 19 10. 

Pluck the others, but still remember 
Their herald out of dim December — 
The morning star of all the flowers, 
The pledge of daylight's lengthened hours, 
Nor midst the roses e'er forget 
The virgin, virgin violet. 

— Byron. 


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Ltjst of ^op^omore 

Marion Bemis 
Alma Bendixen 
Georgia Boswell 
Elizabeth Brandow 
Ruth Butterworth 
Dorothy Chaffee 
Evelyn Cheney 
Amelia Cobb 
Amy Copeland 
Nina Dietz 
Gladys Dudley 

Grace Harvey 
Edna Jennings 
Gladys Lawton 
Ruth Miller 
Marion Ordway 
Jane Parsons 
Marjorie Sharp 
Jane Steele 
Winifred Taylor 
Marjorie Watkins 



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edna Mcdonald 
sibyl webb 
beth brandow 
grace harvey 
nina dietz 





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>opl)omore History 

IN condensing into such short space the varied history of so 
unusual a class as this, it is deeply to be regretted that thus 
only a faint impression of her truly splendid career can be 
given to the world. Marvelous, indeed, have been her successive 
stages of advance, from that day long past, when it seemed that 
Fate, reinforced by certain girls then calling themselves Sophomores 
and armed with buckets of cold Newton water, had decreed that 
those ten unsophisticated "Freshies" should not organize at all. 
But 'u's ardor was not thus to be dampened. Finally, after 
repeated efforts, she was successful in electing her officers, and in 
properly beginning her history. 

More troubles, however, were not long in presenting themselves; 
for, being extremely timid and retiring, as all model Freshmen are 
expected to be, we later on became much embarrassed by the 
marked attentions shown us by our former foes, the Sophomores. 

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Of course we felt highly complimented at their friendly desire to 
meet with us; but, because of the very ardent nature of this sud- 
denly ripening friendliness, we usually thought it best to adjourn 
as quickly as possible whenever they evinced any such purpose. 

Considering the many trials we endured while Freshmen, it 
would seem that now, as Sophomores, we must look back upon that 
early period as a sad memory; but we feel that it is partly due to 
such training that we stand to-day so firmly united. Have we not 
more than doubled our former number ? And, although at our 
first meeting our very lives seemed threatened, have we not survived ? 
The fact that we have is, however, mostly due to the Seniors, who, 
with their strong right arms and sage counsel, stand always ready 
to bear us up. 

Ah, what would we not do for our sister class ? It was for them, 
one dark night last fall, that we helped administer a shower-hath to 
the Deer House; and, wishing to be of still further service to them, 
a number of our most talented members presented, in their honor, a 
dramatic production, valuable for its moral; from which we hope 
the witnesses gained much profit. 

But it is not alone the Seniors to whom we are devoted. We 
loyally love our old school and desire to do her service also; so, when 
at last we shall leave Lasell, with all her dear associations, we shall 
feel it our duty to bequeath to her our new and improved methods 
of Parliamentary Law. With all modesty we would say that they are 
highly original, and when published in book form, will prove of 
untold value to all future classes, and a lasting memorial of 'ii's 
love and fidelity to her Alma Mater and her faithful teachers. 

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Ltet of freeman 

Myra Andrews Eloise Hughes 

Hazel Blass Alice Levi 

Emily Butterworth Marion MacArthur 

Rachel Edwards Annie Merrill 

Miriam Flynn Louise Miller 

Mildred Hall Hannah Morris 

Marion Harvey Helen Schnadig 


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. Treasurer 

Tell Leader 

Cije jfcesfjmau History 

THAT a class happens to be a Freshman class is no adequate 
reason for calling it "green," branding it as inexperienced, 
timid, and having no mind of its own. Certainly our sturdy 
class of Nineteen Twelve never possessed any of these undesirable 
qualities, to say the very least that ought to be said; for a set of 
girls with more loyalty, enthusiasm and determination, more courage 
and firmer convictions, was never named, never heard of, even under 
the very honorable and awe-inspiring titles of Sophomore, Junior, 
or Senior. From the very beginning, indeed, it was most evident 
that this Freshman class was determined to be "Somebody," re- 
solved not to stay in the background like children, who, as the old 
proverb says, "should be seen and not heard," but to forge to the 
front and set the pace. 

Who but the "Freshies" were, in September, heard first of all 
cheering their class officers through the corridors on the very next 

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night after our arrival upon the field of action. Credit is, of course, 
to be given to the other classes, in their measure, since, judging 
from appearances, they were even then holding meetings for the 
same purpose as that of Nineteen-Twelve; but they were evidently 
a trifle less successful in accomplishing results as quickly as the 
more prompt and active Freshman Class. But that is one instance. 
There are many that might be told. Not a few days elapsed after 
the seventeenth of October, on which date the Freshmen had the 
jolliest and most successful of fudge-parties, before the other classes, 
sunk in somnolence, woke up to the fact that a fudge-party might 
prove enjoyable to them also. What dozens of good times the 
dear girls would have missed had we not by our example suggested 
and demonstrated the feasibility of all sorts of diversions. 

We recall with pride that happy day when our beautiful green- 
and-gold banners, bearing the magic words, " Lasell, Nineteen- 
Twelve," appeared beiore the astonished eyes of the upper-class 
girls, and were duly examined and admired by one and all. The 
Sophomore emblems (astonishing, isn't it ?) did not make their 
appearance for a wearisomely long time afterwards. We had not 
even dreamed that we should be able to outdo them in such a vital 

The crown-jewel of all our many and varied achievements was 
the unique and entirely original way in which we serenaded the 
school. The final carrying out and successful completion of the 
plan for this exploit under most trying and difficult circumstances 
proved our great self-control, composure and decision, it should be 
noted; for, although we had originally intended going out on Hal- 
lowe'en, after the festivities in the gym, our scouts, ever alert, suspect- 
ing the Sophomores of wishing — naturally enough — to outwit us, 
and of planning to give their serenade on the night before, warned us 
of the same; whereat we, taking time by the forelock, and arraying 
ourselves as ghosts, rushed upon the scene carrying the weirdest of 
Jack-o'-lanterns, yelled our yells and sang our songs — first! We 
really meant no insult, nor did we harbor any unfriendly feeling 
toward the Sophomores, but we just could not let them get ahead 
of us in that way. 

Of the achievements of the Freshman Class in recitations we 


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modestly refrain from speaking, deprecating all jealousy or envy; 
but we have been up and doing, and have been possessed of hearts 
for any fate, no one who knows us will doubt. When we have 
become stern and thoughtful Seniors, you shall see how well-founded 
are our claims. Then you shall see! 

M. K. F. '12 

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itet of preparatory 

Dorothy Aiken 
Myrilla Annis 
Dorothy Bragdon 

Helene Hamilton 
Grace Lindsay 
Clara Prince 

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mt of ^pectalg 

Rachel Amen 
eula averill 
Elizabeth Baer 
Alice Ballard 
Marion Bartlett 
Alma Blaisdell 
Alice Boggs 
Marion Briggs 
Elizabeth Bronaugh 
Margaret Chapman 
Maude Carleton 
Grace Cremin 
Mabel Cressman 
Ellen Cudworth 
Gladys Davis 
Grace Douglass 
Edith Eisenstaedt 
Marion Eldredge 
Edmonia Ellis 
Isabel Farr 
Ruth Farmer 
Edna Felch 
Helen Ferry 
Lida Fiske 
Aimee Flood 
Alice Fuller 
Florence Guething 
Constance Harding 
Stella Henderson 
Grace Holman 
Ruth Kettlety 
lurella kreutler 
Mildred Kretsinger 

Elsie Leonard 
Irene Lobenstein 
Nadine Malone 
Mildred Marshall 
Adele Maurer 
Fannie May 
Lilian McCauley 
Madeleine McCrory 
Edna Merriam 
Phyllis Merrill 
Anita Mirick 
Ruth Monroe 
Veronica Nahigian 
Florence Nelson 
Pauline Orcutt 
Louise Porter 
Theia Powers 
Helena Radcliffe 
Lucy Russell 
Fancher Sawyer 
Mabeth Shuttleworth 
Elizabeth Simons 
Maude Smith 
Ethel St. Claire 
Eleonora Stroh 
Millie Belle Switzer 
Gladys Taylor 
Margaret Thacher 
Helen Thom 
Ruth Turner 
Sarah Van Dorn 
Sara Ward 
Margaret Wadsworth 


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iUsell attjlettc association 

THE Lasell Athletic Association was formed in October, 
1906, at the suggestion and under the supervision of Miss 
Francis, the enthusiastic and popular Director of Gym- 
nasium Work at the Seminary at that time. 

At a mass meeting the plans were submitted; every girl was 
eligible to membership upon payment of certain slight dues, and 
all teams and crews would be chosen from its members. Seventy- 
seven girls immediately joined, and the officers chosen were: Presi- 
dent, Louise Kelly; Vice-President, Edna Thurston; Secretary and 
Treasurer, Lela Goodall. This was in the fall; but not much 
active work was done until the following spring. Notable among 
the diversions forming part of its annual program have been canoe 
races on the Charles River, to which the final prize race in June is 
a fitting climax. The winners of these races are awarded Lasell 
sweaters. Miss Francis realized, however, that many girls who 
could not paddle a canoe could play an extremely good game of 
tennis or of basket-ball; and that the potential good players were 
many; hence the basket-ball teams and the frequent tennis tourna- 

Early in the fall canoe practice commences, the old members of 
the crew helping to accustom the new girls to the large war-canoes, 
each of which seats eight besides a coxswain. This practice is 
continued irregularly, but with considerable frequency during suit- 
able weather. In the early spring the girls eagerly address them- 
selves to regular practice. The time fixed for the race comes nearer 
and nearer, and greater and greater grows the excitement, until 
finally dawns the important day whereon the relative merits of the 
two crews is to be decided. The girls throng down to the river, 
and there, in canoes and launches and on the river-banks they wait 
impatiently for the beginning of the fun. 

First there is a race between single canoes, each paddled by two 
girls. After the winners in this race have been duly cheered and 

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congratulated, all wait expectantly for the pistol-shot which marks 
the start of the main race. "Bang!" — There it goes! At the same 
instant off dart the canoes. The crowd is silent. Only the steady 
dip of the paddles can be heard, responding to the measured "Stroke, 
stroke" of the coxswains. 

As the boats cross the line, cheer follows cheer, and then slowly 
the banks and river are deserted, and once more a calm, peaceful 
silence rests over the "Cove." 

This year the tennis tournament is to be played in the spring a 
little before the canoe race. About this time, too, the class basket- 
ball games will come off, and we expect great enthusiasm, because 
the teams were so closely matched last fall. We are also planning 
to have a regular Field-Day, with racing, jumping, putting the shot, 
and, in fact, all the events which go to make up such a program. The 
classes will be credited with the points won by their members and 
will also be represented in the main event of the day, a relay race. 
The class winning the greatest number of points will receive a cham- 
pionship banner or cup. 

Dr. Winslow has obtained for our use a large tract of ground 
immediately opposite the Riverside station, where are several tennis 
courts, a basket-ball field, and a cinder running track, besides 
plenty of ground for any other practice we may need. 

Our Athletic Association has certainly proved to be of great 
benefit to her members, whether they are interested in swimming, 
basket-ball or tennis. 

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fLasril Christian Cntoatoor §s>omtp 

THE Lasell Christian Endeavor Society was started in Janu- 
ary, 1889, by Dr. Francis E. Clark, the father of the 
Christian Endeavor Society, whom we are proud to have 
as one of our immediate neighbors. This chanced to occur on the 
Day of Prayer for that year. Before that time there had been no 
society or organization formed among the girls for active Christian 
work, and hence it was deemed advisable to form this Society for 
this especial purpose. Since then it has been steadily growing in 
strength and is doing now a quiet yet forceful work among our 
girls. There are at present on the active list thirty-six members, 
and on the associate list thirty-nine, making a total of seventy-five. 
Besides those on the roll, many of the other girls come to the meetings, 
which during this school year have been the largest in the history of 
the Society. The present officers are these: President, Susan 
Stryker, '10; Vice-President, Cornelia Stone, '10; Secretary, Alice 
Preston, '10. 

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Hassell JHtsstonarp ^octetp 

THE Lasell Missionary Society numbers 136 members, who 
give weekly sums varying in amount from five cents up- 
wards during the school year. This money, together with 
that raised at our annual missionary fair, which occurs shortly after 
Easter, usually amounts to about $325.00, and is expended both at 
home and abroad. It is used to support an orphan, Caroline 
Lasell, in India, to aid in the maintenence of the Lasell Mission 
School in that same land, to help Mrs. Emma Barnum Riggs in 
Turkey, to help the deaconess and the Francis E. Willard Settlement 
work in Boston with their work at the holiday time, besides smaller 
sums being given to the Floating Hospital and other charities here 
at home. 

The larger sums are given as follows: 

To Caroline Lasell .... 


To Lasell Mission School . 


To Mrs. Riggs .... 


To New England Deaconess Home 

1 5 . 00 

To Frances E. Willard Settlement 






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Captain Co. C 


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JLtst of 0itt Club 



First Sopranos 
( ennie Stanton 


Sibyl Wmhh 
Edith I [oughton 

Pre si drnt 



and Treasurer 




Second Sopranos 

Florence Hudson 

Miriam I'i.ynn 

Pauline Orcutt 

{Catherine Wheeler 

Florence Hudson 

First Alios 

Charlotte Alley 
Ellen Avery 
Louise I 'drier 
Mildred Marshall 
Marion I Iale 

Second Alios 

Josephine Woodward 
Mildred Snyder 
Mariorie Share 

%i)t 3Usell Mtt Club 

THE Lasell Glee Club was organized during the year 1901- 
1902, by Miss Evelyn Bates, the teacher of Latin and 
Greek, for the purpose of cultivating a deeper interest in 
music and promoting a higher appreciation of musical art. She 
worked with untiring effort to bring the Club to a high standard, 
and under her guidance it has given, from time to time, delightful 
concerts. Last year, on her resignation as teacher in the school, 
Miss Curtis became the leader of the Club. 

This year Miss Goodrich, one of the vocal teachers at the Semi- 
nary, has kindly assumed the leadership, and the work of the Club 
is progressing very satisfactorily. The Christmas vesper service 
was conducted by the Glee Club, as is the Lasell custom, and 
consisted of very attractive and inspiring music suitable for the 

The Spring concert, which is the concert of the year, will be 
rather different from those of the preceding years. Instead of hav- 
ing the whole program consist of miscellaneous music, the last half 
will be devoted to Henry Lahee's setting of Tennyson's "Sleeping 


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Ctst of Bramattc Club 


edna Mcdonald 
martha hazelet . 
mary lumbard 

Stage Manager 
Business Manager 

Mary Gallaher 
Marion Harvey 
Louise Miller 
Fanny May 
Stella Henderson 
Dorothy Chaffee 
Margaret Wadsworth 

Alice Preston 
Florence Hudson 
Beth Brandow 
Eloise Hughes 
Marion MacArthur 
Sarah van Dorn 
Helen Schnadig 

Helen Thom 


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%ty 2Ustll Bramattc Club 

TT is the aim of our Lasell Dramatic Club to further education 
of our girls along the lines of a finer womanliness and of a 
higher grade of scholarship, and to lead them to the higher 
ideals of life by means of a study of the best literature. It is urged 
upon every member to be loyal and trustworthy both in the Club 
work and in that outside of the Club; and the work is designed to 
promote in the students a desire for more expressive and more 
beautiful bodies, for more correct speech, for a greater love for the 
highest and best, by bringing them into close touch through inter- 
pretation and expression with the best literature of the world, both 
dramatic and lyric. 

This club originated in 1907, growing out of a society called 
'The Masquers," and has steadily gained in popular favor and in 
the number of its members. Its officers are the president, vice- 
president, treasurer, business-manager, stage-manager and costumer. 
The teacher of expression is the advisor of the Club as to the plays 
to be chosen for presentation, and in casting the characters for the 

Last year it was decided to have Club pins, the design chosen 
being a small gold mask (signifying dramatic expression) with a 
pearl held in the mouth (symbolizing purity of speech). 

In 1907 the Dramatic Club presented "Pygmalion and Galatea," 
and last year "The Romancers." In these performances, which 
met with much favor, the success of the girls in attaining real beauty 
and effectiveness of expression was evident, proving the value of the 
drill given and the inspiration received in the Club. 

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Hot in 3Soofcs 

~W ^T TERE all our knowledge limited to that which we gain in 
% /\/ our perusal of books, how irksome would be the task 
T T of acquiring this knowledge, and how narrow would be 
the scope of our ideas! Happily for us such is not the case. 
Broadening and elevating forces spring up on every side of our 
school-day existence to make us realize more and more the true 
worth and the wide range of life. Just what influence these forces 
will exert upon himself depends upon any one individual. This is 
the measure of the amount of good each derives from this life-edu- 
cation. It is not merely a question of absorption of whatever 
"advantages," so-called, may cast in our way; but also of what 
inspiration life may give us to do more and to do more nobly, to 
meet every uplifting force half-way and to return in full measure as 
much as we receive. 

Many of us are not quick to recognize these forces, to distinguish 
them from the ordinary things of life; they appear too often as 
unimportant and commonplace, so much a part of the daily round 
do they seem to be. Others there are who lack certain vitally 
important powers, yet never realize the want of them until thrown 
with people who possess them in their fullness. Someone has said 
that the school-girl needs pressingly certain qualities which she 
cannot succeed without, yet which she not infrequently undervalues 
and fails to attain. This truth is daily demonstrated. The most 
noticeable of these requirements for a happy school life are kindness 
a sense of honor, industry and enthusiasm. 

Someone has said, "Just the art of being kind is all the sad 
world needs." To master this art is no small thing and the victory 
is attainable only after many long days of assiduous practice. To 
have mastered it means the formation of the habit of being kind at 
all times to everyone; and it taxes severely our generosity, our 
unselfishness, our charity, involving the exercise of personal sym- 
pathy and the exhibition of a keen interest in every one of our school- 
mates, even though she may not happen to be among those whom 
we count our best friends. When we first entered school, strangers 
and ill at ease, we felt immediately this sympathy freely extended 

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to us by our teachers, and by those of the girls who had been long 
in the school. As we have received, so let us give. 

Honor and industry go hand in hand. To be honorable to 
ourselves and to those who have our best interests at heart, we 
must not waste one minute of time, lest in that minute one of the 
golden opportunities of our life may vanish. To be industrious is 
to be happy; it is the idle hands that find and make trouble. 

Enthusiasm is the illuminating force of our daily tasks. Lack of 
enthusiasm signifies lack of ambition; lack of ambition, failure of 
accomplishment. Be enthusiastic at all costs. Enthusiasm is 
actuated by a noble pride and a keen and lively interest, and it is 
closely akin to self-respect. Every girl would resent the accusation 
that she lacked self-respect; every girl ought to resent being told 
that she lacks enthusiasm. Now this eagerness of spirit, this en- 
thusiasm is best demonstrated in our attitude towards our school. 
School spirit, where it exists, is a strong, common bond between all 
the students; however diverse in tastes and opinions they may be, 
they are by this united in the one intent and determination to further 
the welfare of their school. To do this most effectively for our own 
school, we girls of Lasell must make and keep for it a reputation 
for scholarship, for womanly conduct, and for true refinement, to 
secure which reputation there is demanded on our part persistent, 
unfaltering, loyal effort. The result is worth ten times the effort. 

Our class organizations do much to establish this loyalty on a 
firm basis, so that to uphold the class, which is an important factor, 
is to support the whole institution. Our athletics, our clubs, and 
the various other departments of our school activities, — for example, 
our school paper, — furnish ample opportunity for displaying our 
interest and for evidencing our ambition for the well-being of Lasell. 
We should devote all our talents and ability to the achievement of 
this end. 

If, then, any of us feel that we have grown but little, let us can- 
didly admit that the fault is in ourselves, and let us determine to 
be henceforth more receptive, that we may likewise have more to 
give out, and to work every day to secure more of that practical and 
invaluable knowledge not in books, but in the very atmosphere that 
we breathe, awaiting only our perception of it and its worth to be- 
come our possession, our power. 



THE Editorial Staff of the Allerlei has many obligations 
which it takes this opportunity to acknowledge. We, 
first, extend our sincerest thanks to the faculty, as a whole, 
for allowing us the privilege of publishing this book. We wish to 
thank Dr. Winslow for his many kind and helpful suggestions. 
The faculty committee has our fullest appreciation of its aid. Of 
the assistance which Miss Witherbee has so willingly given to us 
we find it hard to express all that we would say. We can only 
attempt, in the future, to make her feel certain of our sincere recogni- 
tion of all that she has done. To Miss Mullikin belongs a large 
share of the credit which is due to the illustrations in this volume. 

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A PPRECIATION, the quality of rating a thing at its true 
L\ value, is a faculty which has been sadly neglected, but which 
A. Xwe should all cultivate. Many of us enjoy music, art and 
literature, but few of us appreciate them; some of us think too 
much of the opinions of others, but few appreciate their criticisms. 
The fact is, that not many of us have encouraged ourselves in ap- 
preciating, and we do not often think of it. 

Some of us are inclined to affect a somewhat blase and cynical 
attitude toward our affairs, as if they were too petty and inconsider- 
able for us to waste our serious attention on them. This attitude 
is quite as wrong as it is amusing and common, for the little things 
we are doing now demand more than this of us. It is the "petty 
round of daily tasks" that make us what we are, — strong or weak. 
Then let us be more appreciative of the common, ordinary tasks of 
our every-day life, of our friends, ourselves and our opportunities. 

I do not mean that we should blindly determine to like every- 
thing, but rather that we should see its real worth, great or small, 
and that we should value it accordingly. If a girl lacks this quality, 
she goes through life becoming narrower minded as she grows older, 
hurting other people and being hurt by them, while if she has ac- 
quired this sense, she not only sympathizes with others, but gives 
herself a new and comprehensive point of view. 

In public, private and in school life, nothing is more necessary 
for cooperation and harmony. We do not need to draw nice dis- 
tinctions in traits of character to acquire this habit, nor need we sit 
back coolly and calculatingly to "size a person up," but rather let 
us put a little more sympathetic, unselfish thought on those about 
us, and we will be surprised to find in them qualities of which we 
have never dreamed. 

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Class Spirit 

CLASS spirit means, let us remember, a certain degree of the 
desire to excel, mixed with the other ingredients of kindness 
of attitude and sincere appreciation of the good points of 
another class. A school cannot be a school without the school 
spirit which holds it together, making the students stand for their 
own definite ideal. No more can a class be a class without the spirit 
which binds that body as a whole, - - its members working and 
striving for its welfare, but, however, always with that kindly 
acknowledging of those excellences of others which deserve appreci- 
ation, that raises them above petty selfish considerations, and puts 
a real stimulus upon the true class spirit. 

Each one of us loves our class; each one of us loves our school, 
but let us remind ourselves that the class spirit may, if we are not 
careful, influence the spirit of our school, so that we stand for a 
minor rather than for the great major cause. In our organization, 
therefore, of this school city, pending at the present moment, let 
us, as we may, work for the general good, forgetful alike of personal 
grievances and of class considerations. The greatness of this school, 
and do not let us forget it, sheds lustre on the classes, and they grow 
according to the warmth of the friendliness within which they achieve 
their aims. 

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KINDNESS is one of the most easily neglected of virtues — 
that is, kindness in little things. How often we fail to do 
gentle deeds or say generous words, that if done or said 
would have helped one over a hard place. How indignant we feel 
when we see an ill-tempered man brutally beating an over-burdened 
horse, or abusing a dog, yet how often we say, without thinking, a 
sharp, unkind word, which wounds deeply a dear friend, and which, 
though forgiven, is never forgotten. Would we not be more careful 
if we fully realized that unkindness injures the one who uses it more 
than the one who is the object of it; and that an unkind word once 
spoken can never be recalled. Let us, then, be more careful to 
guard our tongues, so that we may not hurt by a hasty word, our 
loved ones or friends. Our actions, too, let us watch, for "actions 
speak louder than words," and unkind deeds wound more deeply 
than thoughtless words. It is easy to be kind; opportunities to do 
benevolences appear at every turn; we never have to go out of our 
way to look for them. Therefore let us take advantage of these 
little chances and do all in our power to make others happy. 

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Ciavft Cottage £a>ong 

The cottage is the only place to live at old Lasell, 
Don't come at all unless in dear Clark Cottage you can dwell. 
The other girls all envy us, our joy, our fun, our home. 
Dear Cottage, we will think of thee with love when far we roam. 

We've Sallie, Phyllis, Hannah, Princess, Elsie, Jo and Jane: 
We love them each and everv one, the old and new the same. 
Then there are Mabel, Martha, Dot, the Marions, all these; 
And last, but not the least, come Alice, Connie and Louise. 

To " ' Auld hang iSyn^." 

%>zut £DID Cottage 

Oh, the girls of dear Clark Cottage, 

To thee we'll e'er be true. 

And, our classmates that have left us, 

We will always welcome you. 

Here we stand in all our splendor, 

Nor honor do we lack, 

While C. C. stands defender 

To the girls that may come back. 

Through the four years of college, 

Midst scenes we know so well, 

As the mystic charm to knowledge 

We vainly seek to spell. 

We give a hearty welcome to all who enter here; 

Come take your place beside us, 

And we'll give a rousing cheer. 


Many prizes and certificates awarded. 
Commencement Address delivered in the 

Congregational Church by Rev. Geo. P. 

Eckman, D.D. 
The Seniors presented the Crow's Nest to 

the Juniors with very solemn ceremony. 
Alumni Meeting was held in the chapel at 

3.00 o'clock, after a luncheon under tents 

on the campus. 


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23. The corridors are swarmed once again, both by old and new girls. 

25. Old girls serenaded the new. 

26. The new girls were entertained by the old at an old-fashioned party in the gym. 
Miss Rand won in the cracker-eating contest. 


3. Tag Day. 

Old girls danced with new in the gym. 

8. Dr. Vincent began his very excellent course of lectures on Tennyson. 

9. Junior English class writes ( ?) on the lecture. 

14. Mr. Dunham gave one of his very delightful organ recitals. 

20. "Steiney" goes for the Stein Song. 

23. Seniors appeared at breakfast capped and gowned. 

27. Military Drill began. 


4. Miss Caroline Hunt lectured on "Cooperation for the Sake of the Home." 

6. Mme. Sembrich proved as delightful as ever in concert. 

7. French reception, "Je suis bien aise de vous voir." 
12. Jacob Riis tells a sad story of the "Other Half." 

17. Many attended the Calve concert. 

20. German reception, "Es freut mich sehr Sie hier zu sehen." 

24. Thanksgiving boxes pass the customs. 

25. Vacation. 

26. Many guests at Thanksgiving dinner. 

28. Sophomores entertained the Seniors. 

29. A parting at the French table. (Hair! Hair!) 


11. "A la Porte" a great success. 

12. Christmas Vespers led by the Glee Club. 

13. Our Yuletide Dinner and a German Evening. 

14. The Students' Recital (the first and last of the term) voted the best. 

15. Off for "Home, Sweet Home." 


7. School opens again. 
11. Winter sports begin with a skating party. 
14. Miss Bowells talks charmingly on "Personal Reminiscences in Egypt." 

18. On this evening the school enjoyed its first sleigh ride. 

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19. We will not soon forget the shock received by Miss Potter when Mr. Horace 

Fletcher said every well-ordered home should have dishes of bon-bons in 
every room. 

23. Geraldine Farrar enchanted the Lasell girls at her concert. 

24. "Dr. Wm. F. Warren's (ex-President of Boston University) message on the 

attitude which Americans should take towards the stranger within our 
gates, immigrants, was one of the most deeply earnest, most convincingly 
reasoned, and most thoughtfully received addresses that have ever been 
given at Lasell." — Leaves. 

26. Dr. Gordon gave a never to be forgotten talk at Vespers. 

30. Once more the Juniors owe a vote of thanks to the Seniors for their gracious 
kindness and hospitality. 


2-3. On both evenings small parties attended the Chapman evangelistic meetings. 

4. Dr. Francis E. Clark told the story of his travels in South America. 

6. Paderewski charmed a number of Lasell girls by his glorious music. 

9. Many of the girls attended the Bonci concert. 

12. A number of us went to the Lincoln Memorial Service. 

14. Prayer Day! 

Dr. Fitch's and Mrs. F. E. Clark's messages were most inspiring. 

15. A new Departure! For the first time in the history of Lasell, the alumni held 

its mid-winter reunion at Karandon. 

17. Dr. Winslow granted us an hour's vacation, which was spent in coasting on 

the campus hill in pasteboard boxes, dust-pans, dish-pans and other usual 
vehicles used for sports (by Lasell girls). 

18. We all enjoyed Mr. Alvah Salmon's illustrated talk on "Russian Folk Music." 

20. Emma Eames' recital proved her still to be a great artist. 

22. The Dramatic Club, thanks to Mrs. Martin, presented a short but well rendered 
sketch from the "Taming of the Shrew." 
The Seniors internally shocked at finding the Juniors in possession of a table 
at dinner. 

24. Miss Curtiss again delights us with one of her inimitable organ recitals. 

25. We were all very proud of our Julia Ter Kuile at her concert. 


One of the Numerous improvements at Lasell is the addition of Mayor Pickard's 
beautiful residence, promised, we modestly hope, to the Seniors of 1910. 

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^i)o*s Jityo anti B%? 

The most popular girl: 

The most fascinating girl: 

The most talented girl: 

The most respected girl: 

The prettiest girl: 

The most unassuming girl: 

The most democratic girl: 

The most independent girl: 



The most lovable girl: 

The best dancer: 

Ave rill 


The most graceful girl: 

The most talkative girl, 





The most quiet girl: 

The most athletic girl: 





The most aristocratic girl: 

The most noisy girl: 



The most influential girl: 

The best looking sir/: 

O O 





The neatest girl: 

The wittiest girl: 



The most picturesque girl: 

The Happiest girl: 





The brightest 





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Miss Rand (at auction of magazines): Am I bidding against somebody, or am 
I bidding against you, Dr. Winslow ? 

Dr. Winslow (with dignity): You are bidding against somebody, Miss Rand. 

Tot McLean: Jerusalem was besieged in the Hundred Years' War. 

E. Laurens: I wish my father clean shaved. 

Miss Rand: What is made in Belgium, Miss McLean ? 
Tor: Horses! 

Mary Lumbard (in Junior Bible): Mark was one of Christ's apostibles. 

Margaret Thatcher: Miss A — has such a fine voice — it's so highly educated, 
you know. 

To Advertising Agent: No, we can't advertise in your year-book, for we 
already advertise in your " Lasell Splinters." 

Girls giggling. 

Margherita Dike (giggling too): I didn't hear the joke, but it must have been 
a good one. 

Helen Thom (in Junior Lit.): By the "obsequious upholsterers" is meant those 
who uphold one by flattery. 

Eleanor Laurens: Maybe she really hasn't a bad voice, but she makes it sound 
that way. 

Stage Whisper heard in Junior Lit. Class direclty after Christmas Va- 
cation: Bring any grub from home, Turk ? 

Miss Dillingham: What did Louis XVI especially enjoy? 
Betty Martin: Making larks. 

Jo Woodward (in Polly Con.): Reduced freight rates made more extensive 

Hannah Proctor: A lady and some kind of a hat got out of the carriage. 

Miss Dillingham: What are trunk lines? 

Frances Ebersole: Why, lines which carry the trunks, I suppose. 

Miss Caldwell: What is sleet? 

Pupil (wildly waving hand): Oh, it's slush coming down. 


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Miss Dillingham: Why is it that the finer woolen goods are imported ? 
Betty Martin: Does the variety of sheep make any difference ? I know they 
have mighty fine mutton in England. 

Miss Dillingham: Miss McLean, what is economics ? 

Tot: Something you need. 

Had Tot just received a letter from home in which economy was suggested ? 

Margaret Thatcher (describing the murder of Marat by Charlotte Corday): 
She drew her dagger and plunged it into his body with one sure strike. 

Concerning Charlotte Corday and Adam Lux. 

Hannah Proctor: There was some young fellow who wanted to die with her. 

Place: Junior Literature class. 
Time: About 9.15 Saturday morning. 
(Great noise outside window.) 

Miss Dillingham (withdrawing her head after investigation, sotto voce): There 
are two small children out there. I really think I must ask them to go away. 
(She asks them to leave.) 
(Exit children.) 
(Applause from Lit. Class.) 

Jo Woodward: Will you have another biscuit, Marion ? 

Marion Briggs: No, thank you, I have one. 

Jo: But do have another. 

Marion: Well, I believe I will — just for future reference. 

Miller L. (upon receiving a note, "Please call for pkg."): Oh dear, I don't 
see what this is for! I must have done something naughty. (Suddenly remembering 
unpaid missionary dues.) Oh! It must mean, " Please call for pledge." 

Miss Warner (at telephone in office): Please wait a moment; there seems to 
be someone on the line. (Haughtily). Sir, will you please hang up your receiver? 

Dr. Winslow, at connecting telephone in the private office, obligingly replies to 
the request. 

Miss Packard: How do you bisect an angle into thirds? 

Mlle. Le Royer: The birds wabble (warble) in the trees. 

First Girl: Let's go down to the conservatory. 

Second Girl: Where is the conservatory. 

First Girl: Oh it's that little bump in the wall. Don't you know where it is ? 

Second Girl: I do remember now. I believe I stumbled over it one day. 

Irma Levi (at German table): I wonder if "cheese" is masculine because it is 
so strong ? 

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Mlle. Le Royer (speaking of a family in the slums): Those poor children have 
a dreadful father. No, he isn't a drunkard; he is a politician. 

Ruth Miller (giving characteristics of a horse): It has a top-knot. 

Miss Witherbee: A foretop, you mean. Horses don't wear their hair in knots. 

Mabel Cressman (at a "sugaring off" party): What is it they call this? A 
"taking off the sugar" party ? 

Jo Woodward: What's the name of that dance, Alice? 
Alice Levi: Oh, it's "Rough on Puffs." 

Mabel Cressman: Let's go over the street across, and turn the corner round. 

(Girls posing for picture at Senior party.) 

Louise Paisley: Don't stand by that green palm, Bandy, you won't show at all. 

Irma Levi: Does Signor Bonci sing soprano? 

Miss Rand: Some governments have held a monopoly on the sale of spiritual 

Miss Dillingham: Now, when you rise, stand up. 


L is for Latin, the root of our trouble, 
A. stands for Algebra, agony doubled. 
S is for Science in which we all shine, 
E for Expression, glorious, divine. 
L is for laundry lists, Law lectures, Lit.; 
L is for "Lights out," heard quite a bit. 

S stands for Sewing, desired the more; 

E for "Engaged" just look on the door. 

M stands for Monday, the holiday here; 

I is for "Inergy," put forth without fear. 

!X is for nearness to old Boston town; 

A is for asking to visit around. 

R 's for return to the school we hold dear; 

YT is for "yearning" when we're far from here. 

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fust *3^ts 


Lucy Abbott: It makes me so disgusting! 

Ellen: Good Laws! 

Bandy: Oh ec! 

Olive: Oh, prunes! 

Reva: Surely! 

Amy: Goodness gracious, Agnes! 

Julia: Did you ever? 

Muggins: That'll do on a pinch. 

Jule: For the love of Mike! 

Mary: Listen! 

Milg: Oh piffles! 

Marion: Well, look who's here! 

Julia: Saint Mike! 

Murph: Hen's eye-teeth. 

Jonsey: Dear me! 

Eleanor: Oh Pete! 

Irma: I nearly had a spasm! 

Mary: Fred says so. 

Betty: Immortal shades of Cicero! 

Bessie: I thought I'd die. 

Tot: Don't you know. 

Al: Oh how weird! 

Han : Oh did she ? 

Ella: Good! 

Jennie: Oh law: 

Corner Stone: 

Susie: Mad enough to eat tacks. 

Turk: Oh are'nt you funny! 

Marguerite: My dear! 

Jo: Caesar's ghost! Is'nt that weird! 

Eleanor: Oh Pete! 

Cfje aileriet I? 1 

3|n tfcalmg of ffiwit 

Tot McLean: "I want to be a Military Man." 

Mildred Goodall: "The Little Chauffeur." 

Ruth Balch: 'The Spring — no, not Chicken, but Rooster." 

Julia DeWitt: "Over on the Jersey Side." 

Sibyl Webb: "Chantez, Ma Belle." 

Louise Funkhouser: "Honey Boy, When You Go Sailing 

'cross the Ocean." 
Lucy Aldrich: "For I Am a Literary Man." 
Reva Berman: "Is Everybody Happy?" 
Mildred Hall: "Hark! Hark! The Lark." 
Laura Le Due: "Cheer Up, Mary." 
Gladys Taylor: "All Coons Look Alike to Me." 
Isabel Farr: "The Phyche's a Wonder." 

foto ^OUlD €1)C? Hooft? 

Florence Swartwout skipping rope. 

Josephine Woodward in a hoop-skirt. 

Edna MacDonald in a cap and gown. 

Isabel Farr without her smile. 

Louise Porter without her dimples. 

Amelia Cobb without her pal. 

The teachers if the girls had their lessons. 

Nina Dietz in a trained dress. 

Miss Nutt taking a rest. 

The Sophomores as Juniors. 

Mrs. Martin melancholy. 

Eleanor Warner 1 

Annie Merrill 

Sibyl Webb ! without hair ribbons. 

Marjory Sharp 

Mildred Hall J 

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iSeto m\W for llagell ! ! ! 

Young ladies need not return promptly at the end of vacations. A reward of 
three dollars will be given every girl for each week's absence at the beginning of a new 

The Seminary is in possession of a list of exceptionally fine dressmakers, photog- 
raphers, and dentists whom the young ladies are privileged to visit at any time. 

Callers, especially young men, are at all times welcome. Several nights in each 
week are given up to receptions and dances. 

Lights may be kept on as long as desired at night. 

Breakfasts are served to the young ladies in bed every morning. 

Every room is provided with a shirt-waist box especially equipped for the storing 
of eatables. 

Attendance at gymnasium and lectures is not compulsory. 

No study-hours are included in our daily programme, and we urge all our girls 
to be very careful in the exercising of their mental powers. 

Any young ladies not willing to comply with the above stated rules need not apply, 
as we feel assured their presence would not be desirable. 

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Charlotte Alley Leafage Lasell Leaves Charlotte Mary Gallaher.. . 

Constance Black stock. .Well, let me see Miss Genu Connie Hannah Proctor. . 

Anna Conant Ma said I mustn't tell.. ? Anna Marion Hale 

Annie Crowe W-h-a-t ? Miss Parkhurst Crowie Cornelia Stone.. . . 

Frances Ebersole How dare you! Florence Swartwout Francois Susan Stryker. . . . 

Amanda Hexter Lost track of Helen Schnadig Manda Ella Puchta , 

Louise Funkhouser. . . .Not to be mentioned.. .Lillian McCauley Louise Mary Lumbard 

Edith Houghton We don't know Martha Hazelet Hoe Martha Hazelet. . . 

Florence Hudson Dot-age Isabel Farr Florence Eleanor Laurens.. . 

Stella Marx How can we tell ? Fannie May Stella Tot McLean 

Louise Paisley Tender point Eleanor Warner Billy Ruth Balch 

Elsa Rheinstrom Older than she looks.. Alice Preston Els Alice Preston 

Blanche Richmond Don't dare to say Susan Stryker Blanch Ellen Avery 

Maria Riker Bo'n befo' de wa' Too numerous to mention. Billy 2 Jane Stanton 

Caroline Steinmetz. . . .Too personal Busy sign Steinie Olive Bates 

Florence Swartwout.. .Prestige Marion Bartlett Madame President. Julia DeWitt 

Edna Wald Sweet sixteen Julia Crafts Alabama Reva Berman 

Dorothy Wells Well! well! Ruth Balch Dot Bessie Mattison. . . 

Edna Wheaton Aged Miss Mulliken Edie Charlotte Wythe.. . 

{Catherine Wheeler. . .Hard to tell Hasn't any Kate Marguerite Vicary. 

Mary Wythe Don't ask Sarah Van Dorn Cupid Betty Martin 

Ctje ailtrlet \7s\ 


Gym Hall "A" Minus a rat Strawberries Home maker. 

The Office Well, you've got me Lemon drops Missionary. 

" 70 " Color undetermined Bananas Who can tell ? 

The Organ Is it naturally curly ? Sour pickles Concert player. 

Studio Not prepared to say Butter Noted artist. 

Piano There was a little girl. . . . Boiled onions Music teacher. 

Who had a little curl. 

Room 6 Prim and proper Salted peanuts Missionary. 

Gym Hall Short but sweet Olives Wife of ' 'Hez ". 

Room 64 Ask her Pickled limes Famous actress. 

Gym Hall Remarkable Oranges Spinster. 

German table at 12:35 P-M...Tain*t straight Air A home on Fifth Avenue 

Closet of "70" Bleached Cream cheese A life full of happiness. 

Room "30" All her own Sweet chocolate Home in Dorchester. 

Room "14" Never worn pompadour.. .Beaten biscuit Art critic. 

Room "32" Little, but oh my! Pretzels Distinguished scholar. 

Recitation Room I Sweet simplicity Camembert cheese Ask her Sat. night caller. 

Room "27" Golden brown Pickles Riding teacher. 

Room "30" Always in order Fudge cake Professor's wife. 

Studio Straight as two sticks Anchovy sandwiches . . . .Seamstress. 

Carter Hall "A" Too good to be true Sugared walnuts Deacon's wife. 

Carter Hall "B" Can't do a thing with it. . .Lemon drops Minister's wife 





WtUx f s 
»ampie ^ijoe ©utlet 

564 Washington St., Room 4 

Opposite Adams House 

Biggest and Busiest Sample Shoe 
Parlor in the East 

Our stock consists of High-grade Sample Shoes made 
by the best manufacturers in the country, in all styles 
and leathers, worth $3.00 to $6.00, our price, $2.00 to 
$2.50. Examine our shoes and be convinced. 

Don't forget the Number. 


MacArthur &> McBride 

Albany & Troy 

D I E G E S 


1853 — ESTABLISHED — 1853 

"If we made it, it's right'" 

f ratemft? pin$ 

129 Tremont Street 47 Winter Street 

Boston, Mass. 



750 Styles and Sizes 
of London Style 
Amateur and 
Ladies' Fine 

^ootitant) $arfe Hotel 






Plane Irons 

Screw Driver Bitts 





Teach the Children to ask for 

Necco Sweets 

Tell them about the NECCO SEAL — the guarantee of 
goodness in confectionery. It is their protection against un- 
wholesomeness. Caution them to look for it. 


and more than five hundred other varieties of Necco Sweets 
are yours and theirs to choose from. Simple five, ten and fifteen 
cent packages of clear fruit flavors, chocolate coated nuts, 
molasses chips, peppermints, creams, etc., for the little ones, 
or fancy, elaborate art boxes filled with toothsome dainties 
for grown-ups. Sold everywhere — always fresh. 


Member of Master Builders Associatioti 


Telephone, Main 174 

George TV. Harvey Co. 








To introduce our Goods we will send postpaid a 
special made-to-order Pennant 6 xl 8 inches 
[like cut] for 25c. Two to four letters, any colors, 

best felt, stitched graduated letters, satin ribbon trim- 
mings, handsomely finished. Pennants for all 
Colleges. Money back if not satisfied. Send 
for complete catalogue and terms to 
^agents. Class, College, and Special 
Pins, Fobs, Hats, Caps, 
Pillows, Athletic Goods. 
THE W. C. KERN CO. 4 E. 57th St., CHICAGO 


placed with 


on a commission 


2j Years' Experience 


X C. Jrarrtngton booklets 

General Advertising Agent Covering any business 

prepared, and 

"a" 150 Nassau Street advertising placed 

tvt v r* anywhere. 

JNew York City 

Estimates cheerfully furnished Mail Order Businesses Established 

Send for free folder 


CaHtUac ' €l)trtj) 

4 Cylinders 30 Horse-power 
Price, $1,400 

(Including three oil lamps and horn) 


Motor Mart Park Square 



Packed in 
Handsome Ten-cent Packages, and One-pound Cartons 

Sold by 
The Best Retail Confectionery and Drug Trade 

Made by 

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Office and Works of The Van Dorn Iron Works Co., Cleveland, Ohio 


76 New Styles 


44 new models at 
$3, $3-50 y $4 


32 new models at 
S3. SO and $ 4 


Children' s sixes 

$2.00 and $2.23 

Misses' and Little 


$2.30 and $2. -j 3 

Henry Siege I Co. 



Formerly the residenee of Mayor Pickard 
of Newton. ^Purchased recently for the 
school. Next year it will be occupied by 
the Seniors of 

Easell J^emmarp 





'Phone, Main 6627 






S. S. "Venezia" 

S. S. "Germania" 


New York to Marseilles via Naples 

"Like a Cruise in a Private Yacht" 

J. TER KUILE, Inc., General Passenger Agent 
33 Broadway, New York 

S. S. "Madonna" 

S. S. "Roma" 

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